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How to open apps from unidentified developers on macOS Sierra

What happened to the Gatekeeper setting that let me open apps from anywhere? It's not gone, it's just hidden.

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Adware sneaks through OS X Gatekeeper loophole

Gatekeeper is OS X's security against malware and adware, but it isn't foolproof. A new warning shows how it can be exploited.

Since OS X 10.7.5 Lion Apple has had a security feature called Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper tries to keep the Mac safe from malware and adware. It isn't foolproof, though. A new report shows how one adware installer manages to make it through OS X's defenses. Read on for details.

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Do I need Mac anti-virus software?

The Mac has grown popular enough that nefarious hackers are paying attention. Do you need anti-virus software?

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Got adware problems? Blame free software download sites

Mac adware is bad. Windows is worse. Who's to blame? Free software download sites.

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How to keep your Mac safe from adware like Genio and Installmac

Sluggish page loading, redirected web searches, popups you can't explain? Your Mac may be infected with adware, says a retail Mac expert.

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How to open apps from an unidentified developer on your Mac

Are you having trouble opening an app from an unidentified developer? Here's how to override your Mac's security.

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Devs may need to re-sign apps to satisfy Mavericks 10.9.5's Gatekeeper changes

OS X's Gatekeeper is a great feature that makes sure the code you're about to run on your Mac is really the code you think you're about to run. We've all seen the pop up reminding us that an application isn't signed and built by developers trusted by Apple, and we should be sure we trust the source we acquired it from before we open it. It's a vital first-step towards security management, and that means it's one of the things that will always be given the highest scrutiny and updated by the folks in Cupertino.

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New OS X Spyware Discovered at Oslo Freedom Forum

During the 2013 Oslo Freedom Forum, an annual conference focused on human rights, a new piece of spyware was discovered on an attendee's Mac. The spyware, which was discovered by security researcher Jacob Appelbaum, is currently being analyzed by F-Secure to fully understand what it does.

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How to open apps from an unidentified developer in OS X Mountain Lion

If you're running Mac OS X Mountain Lion you may have come in contact with a new feature called Gatekeeper. The primary function of Gatekeeper is to keep bad apps and malware off your Mac. It does this by only allowing apps that are downloaded from the Mac App Store or from identified and trusted developers be opened. But what if you know the app you're trying to open is safe even though it's not a trusted developer according to Apple?

There are a few ways to bypass Gatekeeper if you run into this issue. Follow along and we'll show you how.

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iOS 6: Higher hanging fruit

What will Apple bring to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 6? What will be the "tentpole" features to take Apple's mobile software into 2013? With WWDC 2012 coming in just over a week, and an iOS 6 beta widely expected to come with it, now's the perfect time to take a look and see what makes sense.

We've already seen some of what is likely coming in iOS 6, including a new version of the Maps app that replaces Google data with Apple data. It wouldn't surprise us in the least if it brings turn-by-turn navigation with it either, by way of Siri...

But what else could Apple bring with iOS 6?

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